- Upon successful completion of the first 9 credit hours of course work, students will complete a preliminary examination and interview with program faculty to discuss progress and objectives.
- The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 94 credit hours beyond the Baccalaureate degree.
- Students will earn a master’s degree during completion of the Ph.D. requirements.
- Students must take qualifying exams after all coursework for an MA degree has been taken.
- Upon successful completion of required coursework, and prior to taking dissertation hours, students must pass comprehensive exams.
- Two consecutive years are required in-residence, which means that during this time students must maintain full-time student status, predominantly on campus.
- Candidates are required to complete a specified core of courses covering human development, learning theory, computer methodology and application, measurement, statistics and research design.
- With the aid of their advisor and approval of their graduate committee, students can tailor their program to fit their areas of expertise and career goals. This is done through elective course work, independent studies and practicum experiences.
- Final written comprehensive examinations are required before dissertation hours may be taken.